Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Nagasaki

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Reflect on the horrors of war at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, a monument constructed as a place to remember and pray for those killed in the atomic bombings of 1945. Take in the stark, symbolic architecture of the hall, designed by Akira Kuryu and built from 2000 to 2002. Walk through the 12 pillars of light, symbolic of the hope for peace, and visit the lower and upper levels to view sobering photos, memoirs, and personal accounts regarding the appalling event. After dark, fiber optic lights shine on a body of water, commemorating those who perished. Using our international travel planner, Nagasaki attractions like Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A moving exhibition that should be seen by all. Only gave it a 4 as the Hiroshima similar exhibition i thought was superior. Easy access, photos with no flash allowed and all exhibits have English exp...  more »
  • Here, too, if you go to a Museum near the wide and won. I think a lot about the width of the won is here, too, the place I've been in La. .. Overall, you will only see a. ..
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  • Sensitive to the architecture of the place and the choice of materials, we have not moved by this memorial. It is two steps from the Museum of the atomic bomb, it would be a shame that said the zapper. Everyone has the freedom to enjoy it.
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  • This is a place of commemoration and contemplation and the designer(s) of the building really made sure that the building can fulfill these functions. Before entering the memorial building, visitors will walk around a big pond, surrounding by a high circular wall. This can effectively calm the visitors down and prepare their mind for the visit. After entering the building, visitors can choose between a longer and a shorter route, before will lead them to the memorial hall. Inside the building, there is no background music. That gives the sense of being void, and allows the visitors to concentrate on the contemplation of war and peace. This building is not really about who's right or wrong in WWII, but about lives that were taken away by and the sufferings that were brought to the world by us the human beings.
  • For me, it's a truly solemn place to remember the horrors of war.... relics and info regarfing the history of the bombing in Nagasaki and effects of it...Atomic Bomb Museum is now in place...
  • Heart saddening experience to see the horror of atomic bomb. I really hope 9th August 1945 is the last time for this horrific event and I pray for all the victims.
  • Very attractive, informative and with a lot of details designed. You get not bored as in some other museums. Nothing for small children. You get to see pictures of harmed and dead people. It is worth a visit!
  • Very good exhibit... Well worth visit.
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